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📢 Now Open | LGBTQIA+ Microgrants

Added: 08/07/2024

Leeds Community Foundation

LGBTQIA+ Microgrants is now open for applications!

The LGBTQIA+ Microgrants aim to enable LGBTQIA+ -led organisations to build sustainability and resilience. Successful applicants will receive a microgrant and access to capacity-building support and networks. The fund is aimed at small and emerging Leeds-based community organisations who may not be able to access other grants programmes.

Grant Size: Up to £1,000
Location: Leeds
Duration: Up to 1 year
Application Deadline: 29/08/2024 at 12 noon
Decisions: October 2024

Key information

  • Grants of up to £500 are available for informal, unconstituted groups.
  • Grants of up to £1,000 are available for formally constituted organisations.
  • Organisations must have an income under £75,000 in the most recent financial year to be eligible.
  • Activity must be based in Leeds, and applicants must be based in, or have a demonstrable connection to, Leeds communities.
  • Only one application per organisation can be considered.
  • Successful applicants will also be able to access workshops and peer support programmes from our partner, the national LGBT Consortium.
  • Applications are open to organisations with different aims, including trans advocacy, social groups, and activism/support across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.


Examples of activity that can be funded

  • One-off projects supporting your organisation’s development, including your purpose and governance, building effective leadership or networks, improving finance and operations, impact measurement, improving policies, and identifying partnership/collaboration opportunities.
  • Funding for specific activities or projects, particularly with an aim to free up time for organisational reflection.
  • For unconstituted groups, support to research or set up formally and become constituted.

We recognise that you will know best what is needed for you to support and empower your communities, and we welcome applications for a wide range of activities. Proposals that work towards resilience and sustainability will be prioritised.


Briefing Event

We are hosting an online briefing event on 18 July 2024 at 10:30am, where we will share more information about the LGBTQIA+ Microgrants programme, criteria and application process. We will also share information on the additional support that LGBT Consortium can offer. We’ll share the slides and recording with everyone who registers after the event, so do still register even if you can’t make it.

Reserve your spot here.

Drop-in information sessions

We will be holding 2 in-person drop-in sessions, where people can pop in to have an informal chat with a member of our team about the LGBTQIA+ Microgrants programme. These will be:

There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up during the stated time, though you may need to wait for a member of the team to be available.

Read more and apply here
See all of our open grants here

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